Know how to prevent, treat and control the symptoms of various diseases and medical conditions. We explain what's happening in your body when disease strikes, and what you can do to feel better faster.
Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia -- no one wants to hear those words from their doctor. Are these all we have to worry about, or are there other sexually transmitted horrors in the making?
Modern medicine may be here, but there are still plenty of infectious diseases to combat, and the CDC is really busy doing that. Get to know 10 of these public (health) enemies.
You may not know how to pull on personal protection equipment like a health care pro, but we bet you've learned a lot about Ebola and its transmission since it hit the news. Or have you?
Leprosy was the AIDS of the first millennium – a disfiguring disease that struck terror since people thought it was easy to contract. Patients were banished to live in colonies. What was life like there?
Some people in the anti-wheat movement say that the grain has compounds in it that make it addictive. But is this true?
Pneumonia and diarrhea used to be bigger killers, but nowadays, developed countries can successfully treat them. Which other diseases are no longer death sentences?
No one thinks public toilets are altars of tidiness, but are they actually dangerous? The odds of catching something from a public bathroom are low -- but it's possible.
You may think you know Ebola. You probably don't. The infectious disease has killed thousands in West Africa and has reappeared on the continent once again. What have scientists learned since the last outbreak?
Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is a common type of cancer found in both men and women. Find out what you need to know about this form cancer.
C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours?
Do you need to lower you cholesterol? Here is an eight step plan to lower your cholesterol.
In 1998, a panel of doctors at the National Institutes of Health surmised that Joseph Merrick's affliction may have been caused by a condition known as Proteus syndrome. Find out what it is and what causes it.
Forensic pathology is a fascinating field. Take a look at frequently asked questions about forensic pathology to learn more.
Flu's symptoms, from body aches to cough and fever, are legendary. But what causes all that misery? Look below to find out why you feel so awful.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerves throughout the body. Learn more about neurofibromatosis here.
Do you know what happens when the flu hits you? Here is the ultimate guide to the flu.
Fallen stars are tragic, but what their toxicology reports say are shocking. Here are 10 fallen stars and their toxicology reports.
We'll look at the top 10 rare diseases, some of which you may never have heard of -- and others which you hope you never will again.
There are many diseases out there you've never heard of. We've put together the top 20 diseases you've probably never heard of that are rare and unusual.
The main thing you can do to decrease your chances of cancer is reduce the repetitive injury to your normal cells. See these tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen to stop cancer before it starts.
Find out the final autopsy details behind some of the worlds biggest name celebrities with 10 celebrity deaths and their final details.
Forensic medicine covers a range of fields and professions, from coroners to forensic pathologists and medical examiners. Get insider tips and information on being in forensic medicine.
Can you identify household and common allergens? Recognize common allergens and learn how to deal with their side effects.
Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man," was the most shockingly disfigured person in history. Parts of his body were grossly enlarged. Check out these images of the Elephant man.
Parasites are common, and many are harmless. But we're willing to bet that you'd go to almost any length to avoid spending time with the five on this list.